Tag Archives: bees

  1. Welcome to National Honey Month – from Bartram’s Garden

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    September 10, 2020 by KathyMay

    In this brief video – learn a little about honeybees, what’s in store for the virtual Philadelphia Honey Festival 2020, …
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  2. Do Wasps Make Honey?

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    August 9, 2018 by glenfoerd

    Mexican Honey Wasp (Brachygastra mellifica)

    Ask anyone the difference between bees and wasps and they’re likely to say something like this: bees make honey, wasps don’t.¬†

    Setting aside the fact that the majority of bees (even within the honeybee’s family¬† Apidae) are solitary and do not produce honey, the assertion that wasps do not produce honey is incorrect.

  3. How Bees See

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    August 7, 2018 by glenfoerd

    Flowers in UV

    Bee vision is one of the great marvels of the natural world. Their compound eyes allow them to pick up minute details in an incredible range of vision, to respond quickly to movement (much more quickly than humans), and to judge distance and dimension with amazing accuracy.

  4. Bee pluribus Unum

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    July 31, 2018 by jhoffdog

    Winter is a deadly season for insects. The cold temperatures claim many multi-legged and buzzing victims. Yet bees have adapted …
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  5. 3 Ways to Support Bees at Home

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    July 3, 2018 by glenfoerd

    Augochlora pura

    Taking simple steps in your home to provide food & shelter and reduce chemical risks for native bees can not only help support these bees, but also native birds and other pollinators, all while saving you time, water, and money in the long term.